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Wisconsin

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

Quality white-tailed deer hunting and a newly managed elk hunt

Terrain

Rolling hills to the west, hilly forests to the north, and thousands of lakes throughout

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Bear Game Type
Bear Zone C, E, F
Dogs not permitted. Bait and other legal methods are permitted.
Sep 8, 2021 Oct 12, 2021
Bear Game Type
Bear Zone A, B, D
With aid of dogs only
Sep 8, 2021 Sep 14, 2021
Bear Game Type
Bear Zone A, B, D
With aid of dogs, bait, and all other legal methods
Sep 15, 2021 Oct 5, 2021
Bear Game Type
Bear Zone A, B, D
With aid of bait and all other legal methods not including dogs
Oct 6, 2021 Oct 12, 2021
Bobcat Game Type
Bobcat Period 1
Statewide.
Oct 16, 2021 Dec 25, 2021
Bobcat Game Type
Bobcat Period 2
Statewide.
Dec 26, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Coyote Game Type
Hunting
Continuous open season.
Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Deer Game Type
Archery and Crossbow
Includes archery and crossbow equipment.
Sep 18, 2021 Jan 9, 2022
Deer Game Type
Archery and Crossbow
Metro Sub Units Only.
Sep 18, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Deer Game Type
Disabled Hunters
Gun hunt for hunters with disabilities. Not a statewide season.
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 10, 2021
Deer Game Type
Youth Hunt
Oct 9, 2021 Oct 10, 2021
Deer Game Type
Gun
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 28, 2021
Deer Game Type
Muzzleloader
Nov 29, 2021 Dec 8, 2021
Deer Game Type
Antlerless Hunt
Statewide.
Dec 9, 2021 Dec 12, 2021
Deer Game Type
Holiday Hunt
Antlerless only. Only in valid farmland units. Please see deer regulations booklet for valid units.
Dec 24, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Dove Game Type
Mourning Dove
Sep 1, 2021 Nov 29, 2021
Duck Game Type
Early Teal Season
Statewide
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 9, 2021
Duck Game Type
Youth Waterfowl Hunt
Statewide
Sep 18, 2021 Sep 19, 2021
Duck Game Type
North
North zone.
Sep 25, 2021 Nov 23, 2021
Duck Game Type
Early South
South zone.
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 10, 2021
Duck Game Type
Late South
South zone.
Oct 16, 2021 Dec 5, 2021
Duck Game Type
Open Water Zone
Green Bay and Lake Michigan
Oct 16, 2021 Dec 14, 2021
Elk Game Type
Early
Clam Lake Elk Management Zone
Oct 17, 2021 Nov 15, 2021
Elk Game Type
Late
Clam Lake Elk Management Zone
Dec 10, 2021 Dec 18, 2021
Fox Game Type
Red & Gray Fox
Oct 16, 2021 Feb 15, 2022
Goose Game Type
Early Goose
Canada geese, Snow/blue geese, and Ross’ geese.
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 15, 2021
Goose Game Type
Northern Zone
North exterior zone. Canada Goose, Snow Goose, Blue Goose, Ross Goose, White-fronted Goose, Brant Goose
Sep 16, 2021 Dec 16, 2021
Goose Game Type
Southern Zone 1
South exterior zone. Canada Goose, Snow Goose, Blue Goose, Ross Goose, White-fronted Goose, Brant Goose.
Sep 16, 2021 Oct 10, 2021
Goose Game Type
Early MS River
Mississippi River subzone. Canada Goose, Snow Goose, Blue Goose, Ross Goose, White-fronted Goose, Brant Goose
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 10, 2021
Goose Game Type
Southern Zone 2
South exterior zone. Canada Goose, Snow Goose, Blue Goose, Ross Goose, White-fronted Goose, Brant Goose
Oct 16, 2021 Dec 5, 2021
Goose Game Type
Late MS River
Mississippi River subzone. Canada Goose, Snow Goose, Blue Goose, Ross Goose, White-fronted Goose, Brant Goose
Oct 16, 2021 Jan 4, 2022
Goose Game Type
Southern Zone 3
South exterior zone. Canada Goose, Snow Goose, Blue Goose, Ross Goose, White-fronted Goose, Brant Goose
Dec 20, 2021 Jan 4, 2022
Grouse Game Type
Ruffed Grouse A
Zone A
Sep 18, 2021 Jan 9, 2022
Grouse Game Type
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Season under review
Oct 16, 2021 Nov 7, 2021
Grouse Game Type
Ruffed Grouse B
Zone B
Oct 16, 2021 Dec 8, 2021
Pheasant Game Type
Hunting
Statewide. Opens 9 a.m.
Oct 16, 2021 Jan 9, 2022
Quail Game Type
Bobwhite quail
Statewide. Opens 9 a.m.
Oct 16, 2021 Dec 8, 2021
Rabbit Game Type
Cottontail Rabbit Milwaukee County
Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Rabbit Game Type
Cottontail Rabbit Northern
Sep 18, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Rabbit Game Type
Cottontail Rabbit Southern
Opens 9 a.m.
Oct 16, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Youth Turkey
Youth
Apr 17, 2021 Apr 18, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Spring A
Period A
Apr 21, 2021 Apr 27, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Spring B
Period B
Apr 28, 2021 May 4, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Spring C
Period C
May 5, 2021 May 11, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Spring D
Period D
May 12, 2021 May 18, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Spring E
Period E
May 19, 2021 May 25, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Spring F
Period F
May 26, 2021 Jun 1, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Fall Zones 6 & 7
Zones 6, 7
Sep 18, 2021 Nov 20, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Fall Zones 1-5
Zones 1-5
Sep 18, 2021 Jan 9, 2022
Upland Bird Game Type
Woodcock
Sep 25, 2021 Nov 8, 2021
Upland Bird Game Type
Hungarian partridge
Statewide. (Closed in Clark, Marathon and Taylor counties.)
Oct 16, 2021 Jan 9, 2022

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Hunting GPS Maps

Wisconsin Hunting Map Layers App Overview Increase success as you layer deer management units, state wildlife areas, private property and more over aerial imagery, and topographic basemaps, for the most accurate map on mobile device and desktop. See invisible property lines and seek permission with detailed private and government property boundaries and ownership names. View […]

Hunt Zones

Hunting Layers

WI Private Lands Preview

WI Private Lands

Over 2,500,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in Wisconsin. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

WI Gov Lands Preview

WI Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 7,200,000 acres in Wisconsin to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

SUBLAYERS (5) Expand Sublayers
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WI Hunt Zones

Wisconsin Deer Management Units, Deer Management Zones, Bear and Turkey Hunt Zones. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.

Includes 5 Sublayers

  • Bear
  • Deer Mgmt Units
  • Deer Mgmt Zones
  • Turkey
  • Clam Lake Elk Range
WI Possible Access Preview

WI Possible Access

onX has mapped 660,000 acres of possible access lands in Wisconsin including timber companies and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.

WI CWD Sample and Disposal Locations Preview

WI CWD Sample and Disposal Locations

Chronic Wasting Disease(CWD) Sampling Locations. Local self-service Kiosks to get your deer sampled for CWD

WI Forest Tax Law Preview

WI Forest Tax Law

Wisconsin Forest Tax Law is comprised of both forest tax and forest managed law lands. This layer only shows land that is open to access to hunters in both programs.

WI Forest Legacy Lands Preview

WI Forest Legacy Lands

Wisconsin Forest Legacy Lands enrolled in the Forest Legacy Program. Check local Fish and Game for hunting access in these areas.

WI Voluntary Public Access Preview

WI Voluntary Public Access

Wisconsin DNR Voluntary Public Access Program. On-the-ground boundary signs override boundaries shown in DNR and third-party web mapping applications and should be respected.

WI Turkey Hunting Access Program Preview

WI Turkey Hunting Access Program

Wisconsin DNR Turkey Hunting Access Program. On-the-ground boundary signs override boundaries shown in DNR and third-party web mapping applications and should be respected.

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WI Game Bird

WI Game Bird Layer. Shows Areas suitable for Ruffed Grouse, Woodcock, Pheasant Stocking areas, and Dove fields. View local regulations before hunting.


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